Ace Frehley Responds To Gene Simmons

Ace Frehley has fired back at his former KISS bandmate Gene Simmons. The long-tongued rocker recently blasted his former guitarist saying that he "has no friends" and "has no respect from his peers." In a new radio interview, however, Frehley says he's come to expect the frequent slights from Simmons.

"I mean, from the very beginning, his only motivation was money," Frehley said. "He's pissed off thousands of fans."

He went on to say that, overall, he's had a more interesting life than Simmons:

"He's never had a hit single, like I've had. I had the most successful Gibson signature-series guitar in history. He didn't. It goes on and on. He took the safe route: He never got loaded, he never partied. I took the same route Elvis Presley took and [Jimi] Hendrix and Keith Richards and Jim Morrison . . . it's endless. I have all this life experience and thank God I can live to talk about it. What's he gonna talk about? All he can do is badmouth other people."

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